USA Today Best of 2012

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Body Language Tips

While posting YouTube videos to the Coffee Time Romance YouTube Channel, I sometimes come across gems.

This video is all about body language, and how to tell if a guy is interested. Which I thought was pretty useful and interesting as a writer. (It's so much nicer to use a "showing" bit of body language, than a telling sentence of narrative.)

Anyway. Hope you enjoy it!

Piper Denna
Romance is sexy!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Wow. I wrote THAT?

Occasionally as writers, when we're reviewing or revising, we end up pleasantly surprised by something we did.

That happened to me yesterday.

I spent some time cleaning up the Fantasy Mountain web site, and updating the Calendar. In the process of checking pages for errors and re-reading all the text, I had a few of those proud moments. I particularly like the Introductions page and the Testimonials. But either way, it sure was fun building that site.

Happy Wednesday!

Piper Denna
Romance is sexy!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Some days are like that.

This is one of my favorite clips EVER--and I swear, every time I go by a sign advertising "spray tan", I think of this. Plus, the friends' comments afterward make me laugh hard enough to almost fall off my chair. I needed a laugh today, so I watched it, and decided to share:

Piper Denna
Romance is sexy! (Oompah Loompahs, notsomuch)

Monday, January 9, 2012

A Fantasy Come True

Long, long ago (well, about 5 years) I had a manuscript I absolutely adored--Fantasy Mountain--and it was out on query with a few "bigger" epubs. Well, some of them really wanted me to make major changes--such as removing the romance and subplots so that most of what remained was sex.

In the meantime, I contracted All Fore Revenge--another erotic romance--with Dark Eden Press, a very new publisher a friend had recommended. 2 weeks before All Fore Revenge's release date, Dark Eden closed its doors. And I got a contract for Fantasy Mountain with a more established, albeit still-very-small press. Luckily for me, Frank and Renee Rocco welcomed all the orphaned authors from Dark Eden, and I re-contracted All Fore Revenge with the new Lyrical Press.

Since then, I've written and published a few other titles. However, of all my books, Fantasy Mountain sort of languished in obscurity. The small publisher sold it at their site, and Fictionwise, and that was about it. When the contract expired, only its print version was on Amazon. Not what I'd call comprehensive distribution.

So now Fantasy Mountain has been re-edited, re-covered, and re-released, with my favorite publisher, Lyrical Press. It'll be available everywhere ebooks are sold, and since ebooks are the way of the future...

Yeah. I'm pretty stoked. (Book 2 in the Fantasies, Inc series releases this July)

So here's a little about Fantasy Mountain--and if you're a multimedia type, you might enjoy the book trailer.

Oh! And the first review is in--4 stars at Manic Readers, with lots of nice comments from the reviewer.

She arranges fantasy fulfillment for a living. Now it’s her turn.

Victoria has built a world-renowned business at Fantasy Mountain, the resort where no want is too wacky, no urge too unusual, no passion too peculiar. Her ability to create any sexual scenario has granted her everything she could want: power, money, independence. The one thing that remains out of her reach is the man she knows she’ll never have...and he happens to work just down the hall from her.
Brett has all but given up hope of breaching the wall around Victoria’s heart. In fact, he’s engaged to be married back in London in only two months. But he knows Victoria has desires; he’s seen them firsthand.
When a night of passion rekindles old feelings, can he finally fulfill the ultimate fantasy of the woman who’s made it her mission to satisfy everyone’s desires but her own? After all, whatever the erotic dream, it can come true at Fantasy Mountain.

Content Warning: Wild romps, no-holds-barred lust, and deep, meaningful lovemaking. A love story first, sparing no steamy details. Contains glimpses into very kinky fantasies.

It's 30% off at the Lyrical Press Bookstore this week (and I think at Amazon too).

Happy Monday the 9th!

Piper Denna
Romance is sexy!

Monday, January 2, 2012

Back to it

A new year, a new chance to get it right. *muahahaha*

This year I cheated just a little and got a "leg up" on my resolutions: We bought a used BowFlex Revolution last month, so I've already been working out enough to be through those really sore days. I'm going with smaller changes toward getting back in shape this time--rather than a whole-life switcheroo diet like I tried last year. I plan to work out at least 5 times per week (I'm not even gonna fool myself about every day) and 2 of those workouts are upper body, which only take about 25 minutes. I can do this! :) And my dietary goals? Well, I'd like to add more veggies (which my fridge sadly lacks) and of course protein, since I'm building muscle. My one concrete nutritional goal is to limit my sodas to 1 per day.

Writing-wise, I'm partway there already. Waiting for Revenge will be revamped, recovered, and re-released as the lighter story it is--with a new title too: Trouble Won't Wait. I also plan to finish re-writing Hits and Misters, and get it to my editor. And... put out a newsletter. Somewhere I've got links saved for the newsletter-sending services.

This summer, I vow to do better with the yard. Which is a long way off, so I don't have to stress too much about it now. (which is probably how it's ending up on this list, LOL)

And that's it--I'm going easy on myself this year. Or so I'll think until next week when I've got 4 more workouts to go. LOL

Happy New Year!

Autumn Piper
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